This deli truly lives up to the word famous. The menu is gigantic, offering everything from salami and eggs to baked salmon. The kitchen is remarkably... More
Jerry's Famous Deli
This deli truly lives up to the word famous. The menu is gigantic, offering everything from salami and eggs to baked salmon. The kitchen is remarkably speedy considering the size of the place and the options for good food. Late nights draw a young, hip crowd looking for a hangout after the bars close. Early mornings are filled with business people and families. Lunch is open to everyone. If you cannot find what you want here, it probably does not exist.
I heard about Jerry's Famous Deli online. Went to the Costa Mesa, CA, location, convinced I could relive my Carnegie Deli (NY) experience. I was sadly dissapointed. I ordered to-go, $12.49 for a Pastrami sandwhich, coleslaw and pickle (which I could have done without). While the pastrami was good, the sandwhich was terribly small. It looked more like a half-sandwhich. Even worse, there was insuffienct meat to fill the bread. The coleslaw and pickle cost $.49 at most, which means you're paying $12 or more for a half-sandwhich. For $6.49 at The Hat in Fullerton, CA (and other locations througout Los Angeles), you can get more sandwhich than the "Famous" Jerry's Deli offers. I will never go here again.
It is more of an old time place to go to - the menu is HUGE, the breakfasts are great, it is open to all hours of the night, and nothing is too much trouble. Best thing is the prices are not crazy!! And remember to ask for your doggy bag!!!